So. California, Male With Red Throat

I have a nest in the eaves of my house every year, and I can't figure out what kind of birds they are. I'm in Orange County, Southern California. The most distinctive feature is that the male has a fairly subdued red-orange throat color and 2 or 3 horizontal white stripes on his wing. They are about twice as big as a sparrow, with light brown-gray feathers, and a relatively slender body. Any help would be appreciated.

Comments for So. California, Male With Red Throat

Click here to add your own comments

Jun 11, 2012
we worked out what they were
by: Anonymous

turns out they were just common house finches, thanks for the help.

May 29, 2012
MUDSWALLOW
by: Anonymous

How about a mud swallow?

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to What Is This Bird?.



Coming Soon

Recent Articles

  1. Majstic, large bird

    Mar 27, 17 02:02 PM

    I can't identify this bird. It was tall, and was perching in a tree over a swamp near the Kennedy Space Center parking lot. Very pronounced ruff of brown

    Read More

  2. Chris

    Mar 27, 17 02:00 PM

    We have old birdhouses in yard that are occupied and we want to replace them. When is it the best time to do so and will the birds have time to replace

    Read More

  3. Kansas City Metro MO

    Mar 27, 17 02:00 PM

    Black body, Red Breast and Belly. The tail is what struck me; it looked like a white braid had been painted down the center of the tail. He was quite

    Read More